The Cedar Springs Friends of the Library had a beautiful sunny day for their third annual quilt show held at the Cedar Springs Middle School. There were over 130 attendees to see the array of 40 quilts, including 9 antique quilts. Each of the 40 quilts was displayed in full glory, thanks to the outstanding quilt stands crafted by D. White, a cooperative effort on the part of the Cedar Springs Museum and the Friends of the Library.
Prizes were awarded for the most popular quilts voted on by the attendees. First place went to Shirley Fritz, second to Judy Mallory and third place to Maryevelyn Vu. First place for antique quilts went to Kathy Bremmer. First place prizes were donated by area businesses, and second and third place prizes were provided by vendors at the show.
The raffle quilt winner was drawn by Library Board Vice-President Earla Alber and the winner was Dena Wever. The raffle quilt was made by Louise King, Friends President, and quilted by Nancy Rogalski of Aerie Quilting. Dena was overjoyed and surprised at winning the coveted quilt stating, “I never win anything! I’ve never owned a real quilt in my life. This means so much to me!”
“The show wouldn’t have been possible without the support of our community friends and businesses who contributed to the sale table managed by Kim Gillow, Vice-President of the Friends, and the silent auction managed by Dena Wever, Vice-President of Woman’s Life, Chapter 841,” said King.
Woman’s Life, Chapter 841, had arranged to support this year’s Quilt Show again with a matching pledge of $500 if its members could raise $500 in an effort they sponsored. The silent auction was supported and managed by Woman’s Life and at the end of the day raised $638 to be matched another $500.
Approximately $2,500 was raised for the new Library Building Fund. Over the years the Friends have raised to $22,359, including the money from the Quilt Show. Overall, the library building fund now has $596,300.83.
The Friends plan to have another quilt show next March. Consider showing off your own treasured quilt. What a treat for your neighbors and friends, and financial support toward our community’s long-time dream—a new, larger library facility.
The Friends welcome new members. If you would like to help with fun projects to support the library, you are invited to attend the Friends next meeting, Tuesday, May 26, 6:30 p.m. at the Library.